I need help with a painting project

pegtnDecember 4, 2007

I hope you can help me. I have a brother-in-law who has everything. He has a garage, and he likes old road signs hanging in his garage. I have a couple of old, small metal gas cans and I thought I would paint something "old" on one of them for a gift for him. But I am stumped on what to paint on the can. Also, I need a picture to look at because I was not blessed with the ability to draw lol. I can paint, but I cant draw a stick person:). Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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anjabee

Hi...the first thing that popped into my mind would be to paint one of the old gas pumps on the gas can. You could maybe do an image search for those. I'll keep thinking and get back to you. I'm sure the others here will have some good thoughts too. Good idea on the gift! ~Anj

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 11:32AM
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anjabee

Hi again, just did a quick search and found this one. Maybe you could paint an old gas station on yours instead of the general store?? ~Anj

Here is a link that might be useful: painted gas can

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 11:42AM
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pegtn

Oh Anj, that is exactly the idea i'm looking for. I didn't think to look on ebay lol. I will see if i can find a picture of a gas station. Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 1:02PM
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valleyrimgirl

Anj,

I love the painted antique gas can! I went into the seller's other items for sale and noticed that of the 100 or so other items none of them were handpainted and she also makes no mention of who painted this gas can, just that it came from a smoke free home.

Shucks! I was hoping to see other items painted in such a manner with other little stores on them also.

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 1:27PM
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anjabee

Your welcome Peg. Were you able to find a pic of an old gas station?

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 8:31PM
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sjarz

Here's a couple of gas stations from the past that may or not help with a design idea...
http://www.garagejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/shell.jpg
sorry, I'm such a nerd at posting pics...
Suzan J

Here is a link that might be useful: gas station

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 8:50PM
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sjarz

Here's a couple of gas stations from the past that may or not help with a design idea...
http://www.garagejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/shell.jpg
sorry, I'm such a nerd at posting pics...
Suzan J

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 8:54PM
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sjarz

ignore the first post above...hey maybe i should just get my own forum...heheh.
Suzan J

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 9:00PM
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anjabee

Susan~ if she hadn't found any, that was one I was gonna recommend she try to dupe too. Glad you posted it for her...even if it did take two tries. hahaha. Get your own forum. haha You're funny. :) ~Anj

    Bookmark   December 4, 2007 at 10:35PM
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pegtn

That is the cutest picture sjars, thank you so much. And anjabee, i want to thank you also, you have been a great help.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 10:19AM
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